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cull

  1. to take out (an animal, especially an inferior one) from a herd.
  2. to reduce the numbers of a population of animals by killing them, e.g. seal culls.

cull

the act of culling. Called also cast.
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In its ruling the ASA said: "We told the RSPCA not to use language that implied the whole badger population in the cull areas would be culled in future advertising.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled the general population, who had not taken an active interest in the proposals, would not be aware of the proportion expected to be culled.
The advice of the Chief Veterinary Officer is that further increasing the number of badgers culled would improve those benefits even further and enable them to accrue earlier.
RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant said: "As we speak, thousands of innocent animals are being culled in our countryside - and we do not know the extent of their suffering or how humane the methods being used are.
As we speak, thousands of innocent animals are being culled in our countryside and we do not know the extent of their suffering or how humane the methods being used to kill them are.
Badgers would be culled and you, dear readers, along with the vast majority, would probably accept it as inevitable for the health of our cattle industry.
Bird flu first broke out in India in 2006 and millions of chicken and ducks had been culled to contain the virus.
It appears badgers move more freely and more widely in culled areas, therefore increasing contact with each other, according to the Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB (ISG), which conducted the study.
It emerged the cull was counter-productive because 27 per cent more cattle became infected with TB in areas where badgers were culled than in areas where they were not.